January 2, 2023

Happy New Year, Happy Valley!
by Mayor Tom Ellis

January is the start of a new beginning for Happy Valley and I am excited for what’s to come.

From our beautiful parks, welcoming neighborhoods, entertaining events, and thriving businesses, Happy Valley is home to a variety of services and amenities that are truly one of a kind. Between activities, shops, and our community’s people, Happy Valley really is one of the most desirable places to reside.

Happy Valley has kept its small-town feel where you can still rely on a community event or visit to a local business to reconnect you with a familiar face. It is the best of both worlds, with new experiences always around the corner yet there is a feeling of consistency and comfort in our surroundings.

Not only have the City staff made significant progress on the City Council’s priorities, they continue to provide high quality customer service while processing a record number of requests from residents in the community. This team is hard at work throughout the year, often working after hours and coming in early to prepare for community events. They spend countless hours talking to residents, listening to concerns, and finding ways to meet the needs of our community. Their quality of work is second to none and I am constantly impressed with the passion they have when it comes to helping those they serve.

I am committed to working with City Council to continue our efforts in the new year. Together, we are excited to keep the momentum going when it comes projects and events in the works. I am also very committed to working with residents. I believe residents provide a wealth of ideas and perspective, and working in collaboration with the community is a major priority for me and the Council as this year moves forward. Happy Valley is a wonderful community because of the contributions of everyone who lives and works here, and I am very proud to represent this city.

As I look ahead to this exciting year, it’s my hope for all residents that 2023 is ultimately filled with opportunity and joy, and that we can celebrate another year together.

Thank you and Happy New Year!

-Mayor Tom Ellis